Shaming is damaging to the spirit.
Judgement and shame are molding tools in early conditioning. Shame originates from external experiences. However, it is the individual mind that builds it and reinforces it. The subconscious mind will continue to gather evidence for shame without the consent of true original potential.
The undisciplined mind takes external messages and builds upon them, strengthening them until they feel real. This process fuels erroneous beliefs.
This is how the undisciplined mind works. Our social programming does not offer much in terms of teaching efficient mindset habits. Shame, as disabling as it may feel, is linked to an imagination gone wild. What if the feeling of shame was viewed as outcome of undisciplined thought habits?
"I am bad.”
“There is something wrong with me.”
“I am inadequate, second rate.”
“I am unworthy.”
These borrowed beliefs offer an excuse for living a small life.
People who live their lives from a place of shame expect judgment from the world and have habitually turned this judgement inward. Shame originates in the past but continues to be fed via current undisciplined mindsets.
Our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are habits of mind. We can systematically create new ways of being. The mind is a learning machine and shame, like any other state, is learned, honed and practiced. It becomes a "talent."
Shame is most likely one of the MOST damaging of all human experiences.